From goldrush history to Northern Lights, visiting those far-flung Arctic reaches of Canada's Yukon is an experience that’s once-in-a-lifetime for most. And, this trip goes one up, with the opportunity to view the world’s greatest natural phenomenon on a private charter jet. Taking off on the weekend of 23 January 2020, this is a very special chance for an unparalleled viewing of the auroras. And, with just 70 seats available, it’s a truly exclusive experience. Alongside it all, there’s everything from Yukon-inspired cuisine to hot spring soaks and First Nations stories, as well as the chance to explore Vancouver from a base in a stylish city-centre hotel.
After your included chauffeured drive to the airport and taking advantage of complimentary VIP airport lounge access, board your flight to Vancouver and check in to the ultra-stylish Loden on arrival.
Perhaps enjoy an indulgent spa and sauna session to soothe any post-flight aches before heading out to sample Vancouver’s world-famous food and drink scene, from craft beer to Asian fine dining.
After breakfast enjoy a private transfer to the airport to board your flight to Whitehorse. The spectacular surrounds of the Yukon's only city are yours to explore over the next four days, one of which will include the undisputed trip highlight – your Aurora 360 flight. Following confirmation from the onsite science team who'll ensure you've got the best possible chance of spotting the auroras, you’ll transfer to Whitehorse airport to board, taking flight to soar among the world's most famous ballet – the Northern Lights.
As you watch above the clouds in what is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, complimentary signature Yukon gin and snacks to hand, don't forget to take advantage of the award-winning photographer on board for some expert picture-taking advice. Back at base, there's everything from fascinating Yukon First Nations stories to presentations at The Astronomical Observatory and tours at The Yukon Wildlife Reserve to spot lynx, Arctic foxes, caribou, moose and more. That's not forgetting the nightly Yukon-inspired meals, from fresh salmon to moose, and dips at the local hot springs overlooking snow-capped mountains.
Breakfast & Dinner included
This morning you'll transfer via flight to Vancouver and check back in to the Loden, with the rest of the day to explore.
Perhaps stroll along the West End’s giant sculptures before sampling some dim sum in Chinatown, discovering the city's snow-dusted Chinese gardens or heading to the Capilano Suspension Bridge that’s beautifully lit up during winter, finishing it all at historic Yaletown’s buzzy bars along the picturesque oceanfront walkway.
After breakfast and a few more hours to explore, head to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK, arriving on day eight. On arrival a chauffeur will be waiting to whisk you back home.
"A true once in a lifetime experience, on board a private charter jet, you’ll have the best access possible to seeing the Northern Lights from above. Only 70 seats are available, so this flight comes with serious bragging rights! Flying at 36,000ft and travelling at speeds of over 500 miles per hour, you'll follow a custom flight path determined by the science team to optimise Aurora viewing potential for an on-board experience that's truly unique. "